REAL DEAL incites REAL WRITING

Creative Writing with Real Deal This multidimensional, multimedia website has resources and lessons you can adopt for your high school students and adapt for use with middle school students. Real Deal Education with Scenerios to incite writing and talking about sensitive topics important to teens. This excerpt is from their…

Inherit the Wind – Unit of Study

[caption id="attachment_4601" align="alignleft" width="300"] from http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-B0dc_J4e1CE/T-jv2MyZlvI/AAAAAAAACnI/cBUq5ju97-c/s1600/inherit_wind.jpg[/caption] Literature Study: Inherit the Wind Propaganda, Persuasion and Play-writing Inherit the Wind by Jerome Lawrence and Robert Lee Adapted from McDougal Littell Conversation: Lessons of History Includes links to Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts Download  Inherit the Wind  Lessons  Though based…

Research – Beginning in Teams

Students often are surprised to learn how much they already know or can gather from resources other than the Internet. This  Information Hunt  can help get your students off to a good start researching information for writing or speaking assignments.  Assigning the questions can be a way of introducing inexperienced researchers to…

Successful Writing Program

An approach proven successful for me has taken several years to develop.  But it does seem to encourage students to do their best work the first time.  This approach includes incremental grading, allotting in-class time for peer responses to second and third drafts, including the class general grading guideline and…

Videos for Teachers

Michael Blau recommends this site with links to videos for teachers. "Bringing multimedia into the classroom is a great way to engage students in learning. Supplementing lessons, opening up new interests, and offering inspiration, online videos make for an incredible teaching tool. In 2010, we covered our favorite 100 video…

Range of Resources – Common Core Aids

Common Core Teacher Resources Click on any of the lines to be taken to explanations, assignments, and other examples of ways to enhance teaching and improve learning. GENERAL GRADING GUIDELINES General Grading Guidelines for Written Assignments General Grading Guidelines - SLIDES BOOK REPORTS Collage on Common Book or Story -…